A new survey conducted Gallup found that, not surprisingly, the number of people without health insurance has fallen significantly again.
The number of people without health insurance dropped from 17.3 percent at the end of 2013 to 13.8 percent at the end of 2014, the lowest rate recorded since Gallup began tracking it.
It also won't surprise you to learn that states that have chosen to expand Medicaid are faring better than those who haven't.
Collectively, the uninsured rate in states that have chosen to expand Medicaid and set up their own state exchanges or partnerships in the health insurance marketplace declined significantly more last year than the rate in states that did not take these steps. The uninsured rate declined 4.8 points in the 21 states that implemented both of these measures, compared with a 2.7-point drop across the 29 states that have implemented only one or neither of these actions.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that states that refuse to expand Medicaid are killing people or, at the very least, making them sicker.
These are decisions made for cold political reasons.